Twiggs County Sheriff Darren Mitchum says a Bibb County man shot and killed his wife last night near Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
Mitchum says 45-year old Marcus Hoskins and his wife were driving home from Cobb County, where they were visiting family in the hospital. He says the two were arguing about "marital issues" when the argument escalated, and Hoskins put his pistol in his lap.
He then says Hoskins allegedly forced his wife, 37-year old Hurley Danielle Hoskins, who was driving, to pull into a parking lot near one of Bond Swamp's hiking trails.
Then, he says Hoskins forced her to get out of the car, and walk 50 yard into a hiking trail at gunpoint, then shot her multiple times in various places on her torso.
This morning, Hoskins called Jones County's Sheriff's office, and confessed to the murder. Twiggs County officials and the GBI then went with Hoskins to the scene, where they found his wife's body. Mitchum says Hoskins was cooperative, and "appeared remorseful."
He is being held in Twiggs County jail and is facing several charges including kidnapping and felony murder. He is also being charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Georgia Corrections records show Hoskins has spent most of the last 26 years years behind bars. His most recent release was in May 2012.
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